We accept credit cards for both tour deposits and tour balance payments… easy and secure! When it is time to pay your full tour balance, we offer a 2% discount on all tour balances paid by check.
Pay your tour deposit of $500 per person by credit card or check. You can mail a check, fill in your credit card details on the printed reservation form, call us with your credit card details, or use the button below to pay with credit card or paypal.
This payment option will charge your deposits automatically, so please check with us first if you’re unsure about availability. Credit card payments are processed through a secure server and are the quickest, easiest way to reserve your spot for your tour. If you need to pay your tour balance or make other payments, please see the “Pay tour balance” section below.
To reserve your tour by mail, make checks payable to Alpinehikers, and send completed reservation forms and check to:
329 S. Montezuma
Prescott, AZ 86303
After your deposit and reservation form are received, you will receive a confirmation of your reservation and a statement of your remaining balance and due date. Some custom tours and tours with more expensive rail passes require a 2nd deposit at the time those passes are shipped. Full payment is due 90 days before the start of your tour, and can be paid by check or credit card. You will also receive more detailed information on the trip, a list of suggested clothing and equipment, and directions for joining the tour.
Now that you’ve signed up for your trip, you will want to consider travel insurance. Although we do not require insurance, to protect your investment in the event you need to cancel your tour, trip cancellation and travel insurance is highly recommended. Every year, 5-10% of our clients end up cancelling for a variety of reasons, and many costs are not recoverable. Please see our cancellation policy. Travel insurance is affordable, and a smart addition to your tour.
Swiss Care International offers plans for travelers from any country.
Buy trip insurance within 15 days of paying your deposit for extra coverages, including the option to buy “cancel for any reason” coverage.
Paying Tour Balance: Your tour balance is due 90 days before your tour starts. Use the button below to charge to your credit card for tour balances, railpasses, or other miscellaneous payments. Change the quantity to reflect the dollar amount you will be paying.
We offer a 2% discount for balance payments made by check. Mail a check to our Arizona address, or, if you do not have the ability to write checks in US$, consider establishing a free account with www.xetrade.com. We use them all the time for making payments in the euro zone. They’re easy to sign up for, give very good exchange rates, and no extra fees for sending checks (drafts) to the US.
Departure night: Most of you will need to spend a night in your departure city before flying home the next day. Ask us about adding a night in Zurich, Geneva or Lucerne to your tour. We have comfortable and convenient 3 and 4-star favorites in each city. We can also help with railpasses and hotels in Italy, France, Austria and Germany if you have additional travel plans before or after your tour.
Travel Agent: For flights and knowledgeable help with pre- and post-tour plans, contact Yves or Monika at www.avenuesoftheworld.com. They are from Switzerland, based in Flagstaff, with years of experience in the travel industry. Tell them you’ll be taking an Alpinehikers tour, and they can help fill out the rest of your trip.
Gear up: You can find links to online stores for hiking gear, plane tickets, suggested books, insurance and more on our Travel Gear page.
Pretrip info: You will receive a pretrip information packet for your tour, but you can also view our general pretrip packet online here.
Thank you for your reservation, and we look forward to meeting you in the Alps!
Disclaimer: Alpinehikers, LLC does not own or operate any hotels, restaurants or inns, or airlines, trains, cable cars, busses, or taxis used for services during the tour. As a result, Alpinehikers is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such third person, or of any other third party. Alpinehikers reserves the right to make route, hotel, and itinerary modifications as required to improve the comfort and well-being of the trip participants. Alpinehikers reserves the right to refuse, or remove from a trip, any person it judges to be incapable of meeting the physical exertion required, or who it determines to detract from the enjoyment of the trip by others. Your participation is contingent upon your signed agreement to the terms of our Liability Release and Assumption of Risk on the tour signup form